Casey Kaplan in New York will now represent Jordan Casteel, the young painter who’s recently gotten attention for her portraits of men lounging in various environs. One of the the 2015–16 artists in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, she will have a solo show with Kaplan on September 7, 2017.
Casteel, who was born in 1989 in Denver and who lives and works in New York, often depicts men sitting on street corners or in living rooms. Sometimes they pose in the nude, lying on couches or mimicking Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker on a folding chair. One of the most notable aspects of her paintings is her sitters’ skin tones, which can be a shade of brown or even, if the setting seems right, lime green, or navy blue.
The gallery’s announcement comes ahead of Casteel’s first solo museum show, at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her work has been shown in New York at Sargent’s Daughters, where she had two solo shows, James Cohan Gallery, and the Studio Museum.